Author Archives: andreweverard

Naim expands wireless line with new £595 Mu-so Qb

New model features cubic shape, uses side-mounted auxiliary bass radiators Naim has just announced the second model in its Mu-so line of all-in-one wireless music systems, the £595 Mu-so Qb. Named for its cubic shape, the new model is taller than the original Mu-so, launched some 18 months ago, and is designed to fit into […]

Technics SL-1200G turntable – giving the customers what they want?

The return of the Technics direct drive turntable is official, but the new models are rather more conservative than expected UPDATE: Since I posted the blog below, it’s been reported that Technics is saying the SL-1200G will sell in the USA for $4000. So, at last the Technics turntable is back: the company has just […]

Horch House – reviving classic recordings through ‘soft refurbishing’, in analogue and digital

Premium-priced label undertakes transfers from the original masters to LP, hi-res digital files – and even reel-to-reel tape One of the joys of the annual High End Show, held each May in Munich, is the sheer variety of products on display. Downstairs from the glitzy showrooms in the main atrium space, an ever-growing number of […]

REVIEW: Marantz HD-AMP1 is a classic in the making

New Marantz HD-AMP1 combines retro style with a specification that’s right up to date – and a superb sound

There’s more to Dolby Atmos than flying instruments!

I’ve just published a blog on the new recording by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, released on Blu-ray Audio complete with Dolby Atmos sound Is there a place for Dolby Atmos in music? Yes, I understand all about the need for flying debris in those big action movies. but for a recording of a […]

Naim adds DSD to nDAC and DAC-V1, boosts sound quality

Two models gain single-rate and double-rate DSD64/DSD128 via a free firmware download, available from today Naim has just announced a firmware update for its Naim DAC (or nDAC) and DAC-V1 models, allowing both to handle DSD music files. DSD can be input over the asynchronous USB connection from a computer in the case of the […]

Marantz MusicLink: it’s back, with the new HD-AMP1

To hear of a new audiophile amplifier-in-miniature from Marantz is exciting enough: when you discover it’s also part of the revival of one of the most covetable series in the company’s history, it’s time to take some serious notice. The HD-AMP 1 first broke cover at the D+M Group’s annual European dealer/press event in the […]